Postdoctoral Position in Neural Circuits for Memory and in Alzheimer's Disease

Irvine, California
Aug 02, 2019
Jan 29, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Igarashi laboratory at University of California Irvine, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.

We investigate (1) basic circuit mechanisms for associative memory in the entorhinal cortex and hippocampus, and (2) how this circuit is affected and can be restored in Alzheimer’s disease mouse models. These projects use high-density in vivo electrophysiological recordings from behaving mice, optogenetics, and memory tasks for mice. The successful candidate will work on either of these projects.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. with research experience relevant to our lab interests and a desire to work independently within a collaborative team environment. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in in vivo techniques. Competitive applicants should have at least one high-quality, first-author publication.

Learn more about our research program at

To apply: Please visit the UC Irvine RECRUIT website located at:

Applicants should send the following materials in one PDF file:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Contact information for 3 references
  3. Research Statement – describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Igarashi laboratory
  4. Diversity Statement - statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Recent PhD or MD graduate

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